Monthly Archives: October 2014

Everything in Japan is great! Smile!

Japan is a country of smiles. At least if you look at the comic-inspired figures that pop up everywhere. From tiny princesses saying sorry for any inconvenience caused by ongoing road works to…well little notices about cleaning up after your … Continue reading

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How local news becomes all about crossing your arms….

Working as a journalist means being part of an industry whose members currently define it by words ranging from ‘beleaguered’ ‘challenged’ and ‘besieged’ to ‘screwed’, ‘f#¤ked’ and ‘dodo’. Different parts of the industry are using different weapons in their losing … Continue reading

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Lost in translation – making your own reality from sea salt

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Living in a different country is a unique chance to experience a new, different culture. In Japan, you add the fact that you very rarely have any idea about what is going on around you, as your run-ins with the … Continue reading

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The easiest UK politics joke to make is:

So, the leaders of the ‘four most important parties in the UK‘ will meet in television debates on BBC, Channel 4 and ITV…obviously someone mixed up the invitations and sent one to the Liberal Democrats instead of the intended receivers … Continue reading

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Photos of Japan: Gokurakji Temple, Yamato

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A few pictures from a local Buddhist temple, hidden snugly in a pocket of land between a busy road and apartment blocks. You wouldn’t know it upon entering the grounds, though. Surrounded by trees, the temple has a feel of … Continue reading

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Japanese barbershops celebrate halloween too…

A local barber’s is getting in on celebrating halloween, which is apparently a pretty recent arrival in Japan by…well…no, the picture speaks for itself:

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